AskDefine | Define mortality

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1 the quality or state of being mortal [ant: immortality]
2 the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year [syn: deathrate, death rate, morbidity, mortality rate, fatality rate]

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  1. The condition of being susceptible to death

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condition of being susceptible to death

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Mortality is the condition of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality.
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Mortal may refer to:
mortality in German: Sterblichkeit
mortality in Romanian: Mortalitate

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